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Day Out

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, March 21, 2017,
A few of our members called in to Locomotion the NRM at Shildon to look at the GL5 event. To our surprise there was a 5 inch gauge standard two, So here are a few photos of 78036.

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78018 Debuts at Great Central Railway Gala

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : 78018 
We are proud to announce that 78018 has ran its first passenger trains on the Great Central Railway. This year marks 50 years since 78018 was withdrawn from BR service.

Below is a collection of images from the gala.

The Chairman Barrie Lamb seen with Brian enjoying a footplate ride.

Richard cracking open the champagne to celebrate,

Left to right: Andy from the Loughbrough Standard Locomotive group, Barrie Lamb (DRPS Chairman since day one), Mark, Jess, Richard, Lee, Paul, Brian and George. George...

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Famous film star steam locomotive steams again

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : 78018 

The locomotive which was the subject of the famous railway documentary film 
Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 
is now back in steam after a 35 year comprehensive restoration, with only the finishing touches and adjustments left to be completed.

78018 stuck in the snow at Bleath Gill

The two photos above show 78018 as we recieved it and 78018 in traffic in BR days.

The work undertaken has taken 35 years of tireless and careful work by members of the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, and more recentl...

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On going work

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Locomotives 

In the photo above you see where we have now test fitted the sieve box's to the tender, in the coming days theses will be fitted permanently.

A unusual view inside the tenders water tank, work is currently going on to fit the various water feed pipes.

Meanwhile inside the workshop Malcolm our CME is putting threads on the pipework to fit under the tender.

Wickham Update

Above you can see the Chairman Barrie priming the Wickhams metalwork prior to undercoating. Note the freshly stained floor ...
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More developments

Posted by Paul Bailey on Sunday, February 15, 2015, In : Locomotives 
78018 News

Above is the sieve boxes which are used to filter out any muck or debris that may be in the tender.

The ladder and most of the pipework is no fitted or ready to be fitted to the standards tender.

Wickham News

Work has continued on the new floor, the engine cover has now been trail fitted and the floor secured in place.
The fuel tank is now fitted, and the floor is shaped to fit.

Keep your eyes open in the coming week for a upcoming announcement about a event happening this year.

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Wickham and 78018 progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, January 24, 2015, In : Locomotives 
Wickham News

Below are the latest photos of the work on our Wickham

Brian cutting new sections of floor for the Wickham

Barrie fitting the new floor around the fuel tank, note the floor nearest the camera is original and has been re varnished.

The new sections nearly completely fitted, with the engine cover in position ready for final positioning.

78018 News

Currently work is ongoing on the tender

The newly fitted vacum bag and steam heat pipework, now fitted to the tender.

The mounting point recentl...

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Snowdrift at Bleath Gill

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : 78018 
Well as we await more news of 78018 here is the film which made her famous.

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A bit of a update...

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, March 21, 2013,
First of all sorry for the lack of updates over the past few months but as you will see its been a busy few months!


 Well, 78018 has left North Road for the Great Central Railway for completion of it's restoration with the assistance of the Loughborough Standard Locomotive Group (LSLG). The LSLG will be the custodians of the locomotive whilst the DRPS will remain the locomotives owners.

Below are some photos of the day 78018 left Darlington,

  Start of the day, 78018 still in the workshop o...

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